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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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Address: Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
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Mosaics Guided Tour and Cooking Lesson at a Restaurant

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Beautiful!!

This is really a treasure...must see small monument, in combination with the others in the city center. ..mosaics are amazing!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is really a treasure...must see small monument, in combination with the others in the city center. ..mosaics are amazing!!!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It may be rather small, but the mosaic works inside are truly beautiful, and very well preserved. The ceiling mosaic works are most impressive. It's best to pay the full price for the 5 sites (San Vitale, Gala Placidia Mausoleum, plus other 3).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little mausoleum is small enough you feel as though you could touch the brilliant mosaics on the ceiling. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a Roman building with the oldest and best preserved mosiacs. Again, you have to queue to enter as it's popular and gets very busy but it is well worth the wait. Amazing ceiling mosaic decoration with the night sky, stars and a cross.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another amazing place to see with all the mosaics and just the beauty of the place is awesome.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Galla Placidia's mausoleum dates back to the second quarter of the 5th century, and its mosaics have no trace of an eastern influence, as many others in Ravenna do. Instead, they were produced according to ancient Roman mosaics' techniques and style. Access to the mausoleum is through the Basilica di San Vitale, at the corner of Via Giuliano Argentario and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I never expected, in such a small mausoleum, such an astounding array of mosaic art. WOW! The blue and gold colors capture the eye as do the artfully done designs. I was captivated. Here the mosaics are closer to eye level and one can study the techniques of the mosaicists. No flashes are allowed but I was able to get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Unlike some mosaics...high up on ceiling you need binoculars to see... this location is small, and the decoration is nothing short of amazing and since the spot is small, they are easy to see. Check the web photos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The mausoleum of the Roman Empress-Regent Galla Placidia is small but perfectly formed. As with its neighbour San Vitale, it is covered in exquisite mosaics, though these are around 100 years older. Galla Placidia herself sounds a remarkable woman, although they suspect she was never buried here. Also like San Vitale it is covered in beautiful little touches, including windows... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Located behind Basilica di San Vitale, the mausoleum is a must visit. Amazing craftsmanship. Small but worth the visit.

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